2018 Tony Bish ZEN Chardonnay

...'may be the best NZ Chardonnay I have ever tried". - Dr. Jamie Goode


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Brand Tony Bish Wines
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand


Tony Bish is NZ's only Chardonnay exclusive producer, highly respected for his long history crafting the famous Rifleman's Chardonnay - one of NZ's best. This is the 2nd vintage of Tony’s “ZEN”... 100% dry grown (zero irrigation), handpicked Mendoza clone Chardonnay from the famed old vine Skeetfield vineyard in the Hawkes Bay... fermented & matured in a frighteningly expensive Taransaud egg shaped oak ovum (first in the world). The Ovum creates unique convection currents evolving the rich flavours and textures of this luxurious Chardonnay. Tony describes the Ovum as an "incredible piece of craftsmanship and extraordinarily beautiful" ... saying “it created a calming, positive vibe in his cellar which is led his naming it Zen. Jamie Goode (Wine Anorak, UK) said of the 2017 vintage, it "may be the best New Zealand Chardonnay I have tried". It certainly will provide a Zen moment when you taste this magnificent Chardonnay.


Alluring spices of nutmeg and cinnamon with fine French vanilla pod aromas surround a fine citrus and deeper golden peach bouquet.


You'll be in no doubt a surreal Chardonnay experienced has crossed your lips. Strikingly seamless in its youth, it has endless layers of exceptionally rich citrus and elegant stonefruit flavours. Nutty praline, creamy pastry and very fine spices caress the rich fruits and the depth of flavour is seemingly endless. The textural qualities are very special and the fine acidity provides outstanding balance. It could not be more appropriately named, enjoy your ZEN moment now through 2026-2032.

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